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    American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    December 2012
    On December 17, 2012, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with support from NSF, convened a three-day meeting of leading experts from around the country to explore what is known about describing and measuring undergraduate STEM teaching. Participants included content experts drawn from STEM disciplines, higher education researchers, and faculty development specialists. The meeting highlighted approaches and perspectives that will allow the research community, administrators, and faculty to document teaching practices across STEM disciplines and to identify gaps that require additional research.


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